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tentacle fall down go boom, and it gets up again.

[[amy backup into, and there was a gap where alethe's been pulled out onto the floor, so it fell about 7 inches diagonally]]. It seems overall fine except for the mobo _fan_. The mobo fan is hiccoughing so I offed to compusa to see if I could find a replacement quicklike.

I could. $12 for a 'kit', the only thing that contained a fan the proper size. and lame conducting gel, and random chip heatsinks, and a sticker of some sort, I think.

Then, home, trying to do as little damage as possible, but the #(*$#( mobo fan was connected by tight-*&#$ clips. Slipped a bit popping the second clip out and knocked the cpu heatsink/fan, breaking two fan blades. Spent another ten or so minutes swapping out heatsinks and fans trying to get something that wasn't too loud.

Another trip to compusa, this time $20.

And now tentacle is going to live out its life in the orientation it was originally designed for (it's in a 4u, so horizontal is good). Alethe is now sitting on top, and while it doesn't like horizontal so much, it'll deal. I also took alethe down a few moments to disconnect and reconnect the power supply--the power supply is now _outside_ of the box for increased airflow. And I tucked all the extraneous lengths of IDE cabling into some spare drive bays, so they're out of the way as well. Also dry-mopped _gobs_ of dust. I don't think tentacle had been opened/cleaned in ... forever. At the very least not since it's been here, and that's... a yearish. Seems like longer. :shrugs: messy, messy, messy.

And that's been my day. Emotionaly drained, now.


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May. 29th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
i took apart my keyboard when i was painting it and cleaned out like a cup of dust and junk. it was disgusting. is "aleth" the name of your computer or something? and "tentacle"?
May. 29th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
newt.alethe.net is my server, where nfg.ca, poemranker.com, skwerms.org, ... are hosted.

chaos.tentacle.net is my friend's, which happens to reside at my place and hosts erif.org and is where my mail's been based for ... 7 years? something like. :)
May. 29th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
oh. i like naming electronic equipment and all that. my electric guitar is named victoria. the recording apparatus, which is my dad's, is named frank. victoria and frank despeately want to get together.

i should come up with more creative names. i like aleth for a name. it sounds like alice but with a lisp.
May. 29th, 2004 10:02 pm (UTC)
I'm horrid at naming things; they always wind up with things that require pronunciation and explanation.

a drink from the river lethe is supposed to erase all memories, so alethe is meant to be the antithesis.

I tend to forget that, oddly enough. :)
May. 30th, 2004 02:07 am (UTC)
haha. dont you just adore irony?
May. 29th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
Me hate it when tentacle go boom. Benzot go boom too. :)

Neat site, maybe I'll imbibe ;)
May. 29th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: ouch
perhaps you will. :)

I recommend checking out a few syndications as well. any of the various reuters feeds especially. :)

reuters oddly makes any day that little bit more complete.

I think this is the first tentaclegoboom that I didn't get phone calls from people. It was nice, if disconcerting.
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